Taiwan to allow all cross-border same-sex marriages, but not with China
Change will cover citizens of Hong Kong and Macau, exclude China (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant worm's undersea lair discovered by fossil hunters in Taiwan
Scientists believe 2-metre-long burrow once housed predator that ambushed passing sea creaturesThe undersea lair of a giant worm that ambushed passing marine creatures 20m years ago has been uncovered by fossil hunters in Taiwan.Researchers believe the 2-metre-long burrow found in ancient marine sediment once housed a prehistoric predator that burst out of the seabed and dragged unsuspecting animals down into its lair.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Palaeontology Fossils Taiwan Marine life Oceans Asia Pacific Animals Biology World news Wildlife Source Type: news

Giant sand worm discovery proves truth is stranger than fiction
(Simon Fraser University) Simon Fraser University researchers have found evidence that large ambush-predatory worms--some as long as two metres--roamed the ocean floor near Taiwan over 20 million years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trump's parting shot to Xi should be recognizing Taiwan
President Trump’s two greatest foreign-policy accomplishments both involve departures from outmoded paradigms that had, for decades,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Pompeo Dumps Rulebook For U.S.-Taiwan Relations, Some See 'Trap' For Biden
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan ’s Success Battling Covid-19 Has It Ready To Plan A Reopening Of Its Borders
Taiwan is working on a way to reopen borders for limited international travel through a system that would require confirmation that travelers had received a vaccine, tested negative for Covid-19 prior to their journey among other conditions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ralph Jennings, Contributor Tags: Asia /asia Business /business Policy /policy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Lifestyle /lifestyle Travel /travel Source Type: news

We Can ’t Afford to Wait for COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Rolled Out. Here’s What We Can Do to Curb the Virus Now
On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. hit another grim milestone, for the first time recording over 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 and over 4,000 deaths from the infection in one day. Across the country, hospitals and intensive care units are now under enormous strain trying to treat so many sick people. And if a new, more transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were to take hold in the U.S. as it has in the U.K., as seems plausible, our health system could pass its breaking point. It’s all too easy to become numb to the toll and accept these daily figures as a new normal while waiting for the vaccine...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Biden could struggle with Taiwan issue rocking U.S.-China relations, says political risk expert
President Donald Trump broke with decades of U.S. foreign policy by moving his country closer to Taiwan over the last four years —... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US lifts self-imposed restrictions with Taiwan
The United States is lifting decades-old restrictions between American and Taiwanese officials, in a move that will fundamentally change... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proof that Beijing really controls Wall Street: NYSE ignored Trump’s executive order to delist China telecoms
(Natural News) When President Richard Nixon normalized relations with China — at the ultimate expense of Taiwan — in the early 1970s, over the next several decades American corporations increasingly saw the populous Asian giant as a piggy bank. Opening markets to more than a billion people was just too much to pass up, so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese state media blast latest Pompeo move on Taiwan
BEIJING (AP) — China's state media lashed out at the latest move on Taiwan by the departing Trump administration, accusing U.S.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's state media attacks Pompeo over Taiwan
“The Trump administration, in its continuing efforts to burn the house down before leaving office, has crossed a dangerous red line with China." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the delay? The nations waiting to see how Covid vaccinations unfold
Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan are among those that won ’t start vaccinating for months, in part to see how other populations react to the jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey are the nations that have been held up as shining examples of coronavirus management. In Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan, daily Covid infections are in the single digits and outbreaks are quickly suppressed.But there is one area where these nations lag well behind the pack in vaccination. Countries with some of the most enviable healthcare systems in the world – including Australia, New Zea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey in Melbourne, Elle Hunt in Auckland and Justin McCurry in Tokyo Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Australia news New Zealand Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

A coughing, maskless foreign pilot snaps Taiwan's 8-month streak of no local COVID-19 spread
The New Zealand pilot has attracted scorn across Taiwan while at the same time exposing flaws in its lax rules surrounding flight crews. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ralph Jennings Source Type: news

U.S. envoy to U.N. to visit Taiwan next week, China says playing with fire
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, will visit Taiwan on Jan. 13-15 for meetings with senior Taiwanese officials,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain could be mass-producing its Covid shot. Shame we junked our industrial base | Aditya Chakrabortty
The dire state of UK manufacturing has left us dependent on other nations. We may soon find out why some call this a ‘national security risk’Everything now hinges on a vaccine: how many more Britons die, whether the NHS finally breaks, how long the UK stays locked down. All depends on how fast the country can get vaccinated against this plague. Yet we ’re in this position in large part because of government failure. When the prime minister imposes lockdowns late and with a sulky grumble; when we haven’tfixed our £22bn test-and-trace system (which, by the way, nowbankrolls more outside consulta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aditya Chakrabortty Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Pharmaceuticals industry Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Politics Health Society UK news Science Infectious diseases Medical research World news AstraZeneca GlaxoSmithKline Source Type: news

Asian worker health group learns about U.S. disaster response research
Aubrey Miller discussed the Disaster Research Response program at an Asian occupational health conference Taiwan. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Environmental epidemiologist Chen elected vice president of Taiwan
Chen Chien-Jen, Sc.D., influential researcher and a collaborator with NIEHS-funded scientists, was elected Taiwan’s vice president in January. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Risk of substance use disorder among patients with autism
(JAMA Network) Researchers used health insurance data from Taiwan to investigate the risk of substance use disorder among patients with autism spectrum disorder and its associations with risk of death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beijing rejects Taiwanese president ’s offer to hold ‘meaningful’ talks
Tsai Ing-wen says island is ready to for talks with mainland as long as it is willing to put aside confrontation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing risks of suicide attempt and suicidal drug overdose after head trauma in patients with sleep-disordered breathing: a population-based study - Harnod D, Lin CL, Harnod T, Kao CH.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risks of suicide attempt (SA) and suicidal drug overdose (SDO) after head trauma in patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) by using the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. METHODS: We analyze... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hong Kongers who tried to flee to Taiwan jailed in China for up to 3 years
Ten Hong Kongers who attempted to flee the city by speedboat to Taiwan have been jailed in China for up to three years for organizing... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong: China jails 10 who fled by boat to Taiwan for up to three years
Group’s trial on the mainland lasted just one day and was held with few public witnesses (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Protesters Who Fled by Boat Are Sentenced to Prison in China
The pro-democracy activists, who hoped to reach Taiwan, were caught by the Chinese Coast Guard and tried in the mainland’s opaque... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump signs Taiwan act into law, angering rival China
Beijing describes US move as ‘interference in China's internal affairs’ - Anadolu Agency (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan map to feature on passport entry and exit stamps
New design symbolizes Taiwan's determination to break out of its diplomatic isolation (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. largest debtor nation to Taiwan banks for 21st straight quarter
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan official, calling Taiwan 'red line,' urges Biden to 'be strong'
A top Japanese defence official on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to "be strong" in supporting Taiwan in the face of an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical factory that manufactures hydroxychloroquine mysteriously bursts into flames, explodes
(Natural News) On Dec. 20, an SCI Pharmtech manufacturing facility in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, burst into flames and exploded, leaving two people injured. The facility, which manufactures the anti-Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) drug hydroxychloroquine, appears to have been targeted, perhaps by COVID-19 vaccine interests, in an effort to punish the company for manufacturing the inexpensive, highly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

While New Zealand is Covid-free, Taiwan just tested the first local Covid-positive patient transmitted by a New Zealander pilot returned...
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people on Wednesday to keep calm after the island confirmed its first locally transmitted case... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan imposes new regulations after first Covid case since April
Citizens urged to stay vigilant as investigation continues into New Zealand-born pilot blamed for spreading infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe change in Taipei was subtle but apparent. Within hours of authorities announcing Taiwan ’s first community transmission of Covid-19 since April, more people were wearing masks in more places, and hand sanitiser dispensers appeared in doorways, positioned so people would have to step around them to avoid the hint.Until Tuesday Taiwan had gone 253 days without a local case of the virus. The circumstances around the new case have sparke...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson in Taipei Tags: Coronavirus Taiwan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: 'Highly likely' BioNTech vaccine works against new variant; Taiwan confirms first local case since April
BioNTech ’s CEO says tests being run on mutant strain;US could require negative Covid-19 tests for passengers from BritainUS Congress passes $900bn Covid-19 aid billCovid cases recorded in Antarctica – reportsTaiwan confirms first local case in more than 250 daysBiden receives vaccine live on TV11.16amGMTThe UK ’s transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has reminded lorry drivers that a French travel ban remains in place in Dover.A reminder to all hauliers that the French have not re-opened the border to France. Please do not travel to Kent as you will be unable to cross and may become stuck for longer.11.11am...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news Europe South Africa Infectious diseases Science Australia news UK news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with suicide ideation and psychiatric morbidity among inpatients of a general hospital: a consecutive three-year study - Lee JI, Burdick KE, Ko CH, Liu TL, Lin YC, Lee MB.
Using a self-administered questionnaire (the five-item Brief Symptom Rating Scale, BSRS-5), determine the prevalence of suicide ideation (SI), psychiatric morbidity (PM), and the factors associated with these conditions in a general hospital in Taiwan. All... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Democrat Andrew Yang wants to barcode you like a Nazi concentration camp prisoner, forcing you to prove you've been vaccinated
(Natural News) Failed presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced on Twitter the other day that he thinks all Americans need to be assigned unique “barcodes” showing that they have been vaccinated for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). The Taiwanese businessman says that instead of giving people paper vaccination cards as proof of compliance, the government should issue... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social image impacting attitudes of middle-aged and elderly people toward the usage of walking aids: an empirical investigation in Taiwan - Huang SW, Chang TY.
The elderly need the assistance of walking aids due to deterioration of their physical functions. However, they are often less willing to use these aids because of their worries about how others may think of them. Not using professional walking aids often ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Managing Safety Reporting in the Evolving Regulatory Environment of...
In this free webinar, the featured speakers will give an overview of the E2B(R3) regulatory requirements across Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea and discuss regulatory updates due to the impact of...(PRWeb December 17, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/managing_safety_reporting_in_the_evolving_regulatory_environment_of_the_asia_pacific_region_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17622776.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Zealand Prime Minister: Flattening Curve Wasn ’t Enough for New Zealand
By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand this year pulled off a moonshot that remains the envy of most other nations: It eliminated the coronavirus. But the goal was driven as much by fear as it was ambition, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. She said the target grew from an early realization the nation’s health system simply couldn’t cope with a big outbreak. And there have been plenty of bumps along the way. When a handful of unexplained cases began cropping up in August, Ardern found herself defending wi...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Source Type: news

New Zealand Prime Minister: Flattening Curve Wasn ’t Enough for New Zealand
By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand this year pulled off a moonshot that remains the envy of most other nations: It eliminated the coronavirus. But the goal was driven as much by fear as it was ambition, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. She said the target grew from an early realization the nation’s health system simply couldn’t cope with a big outbreak. And there have been plenty of bumps along the way. When a handful of unexplained cases began cropping up in August, Ardern found herself defending wi...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Source Type: news

New Zealand Prime Minister: Flattening Curve Wasn ’t Enough for New Zealand
By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand this year pulled off a moonshot that remains the envy of most other nations: It eliminated the coronavirus. But the goal was driven as much by fear as it was ambition, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. She said the target grew from an early realization the nation’s health system simply couldn’t cope with a big outbreak. And there have been plenty of bumps along the way. When a handful of unexplained cases began cropping up in August, Ardern found herself defending wi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Source Type: news

New Zealand Prime Minister: Flattening Curve Wasn ’t Enough for New Zealand
By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand this year pulled off a moonshot that remains the envy of most other nations: It eliminated the coronavirus. But the goal was driven as much by fear as it was ambition, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. She said the target grew from an early realization the nation’s health system simply couldn’t cope with a big outbreak. And there have been plenty of bumps along the way. When a handful of unexplained cases began cropping up in August, Ardern found herself defending wi...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Source Type: news

New Zealand Prime Minister: Flattening Curve Wasn ’t Enough for New Zealand
By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand this year pulled off a moonshot that remains the envy of most other nations: It eliminated the coronavirus. But the goal was driven as much by fear as it was ambition, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. She said the target grew from an early realization the nation’s health system simply couldn’t cope with a big outbreak. And there have been plenty of bumps along the way. When a handful of unexplained cases began cropping up in August, Ardern found herself defending wi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Source Type: news

New Zealand Prime Minister: Flattening Curve Wasn ’t Enough for New Zealand
By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand this year pulled off a moonshot that remains the envy of most other nations: It eliminated the coronavirus. But the goal was driven as much by fear as it was ambition, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press. She said the target grew from an early realization the nation’s health system simply couldn’t cope with a big outbreak. And there have been plenty of bumps along the way. When a handful of unexplained cases began cropping up in August, Ardern found herself defending wi...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Source Type: news

Prevalence and risk factors of falls among community-dwelling older people: results from three consecutive waves of the national health interview survey in Taiwan - Tsai YJ, Yang PY, Yang YC, Lin MR, Wang YW.
BACKGROUND: An aging society incurs great losses due to fall-related injuries and mortalities. The foreseeable increased burden of fall-related injury among older people requires a regular nationwide study on the fall epidemic and prevention strategies. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The Latest: Taiwan sets 60% of population vaccination goal
Taiwan has set a goal to vaccinate 60% of its population with a COVID-19 vaccine, or 15 million people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Taiwan says it will not use Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccines due to safety concerns, not politics
China has had a history of vaccine problems including the use of expired vaccines, Taiwan's Health and Welfare Minister said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple Working On Self-Driving Vehicle Similar To Tesla With TSMC: Report
Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) is working with its supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (NYSE: TSM) on a chip for an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor appetite and eating difficulties can predict the long-term risk of falling: a longitudinal study in middle-aged and older adults - Lin YC, Chang YH.
This study investigates whether self-reported nutritional status affects falling among middle-aged and older adults. METHOD: We used 8-year follow-up data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Study on Aging. At baseline, respondents' appetite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Evidence for an association between inflammatory markers and suicide: a cohort study based on 359,849 to 462,747 Taiwanese adults - Russell AE, Mars B, Wen CP, Chang SS, Gunnell D.
BACKGROUND: Biological markers of suicide risk have the potential to inform prevention and treatment efforts. It has recently been hypothesised that inflammation may influence mood and in turn suicide risk. We investigated the association between indicator... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vietnam protests Taiwan ’s illegal drills on Spratly Islands in the South China Sea
Vietnam said Thursday that Taiwan’s live fire drills in waters off Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands are a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan's $1.3bn seafood industry hit by US 'forced labour' tag
Bumble Bee Tuna owner FCF faces renewed scrutiny (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news